Love and Louis XIV
Antonia Fraser
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Love and Louis XIV

the women in the life of the Sun King

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This edition was published in by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London.

Written in English

388 pages

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description.

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Love and Louis XIV
2008, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
November 6, 2007, Anchor Canada
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
November 6, 2007, Anchor
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
October 24, 2006, Doubleday Canada
in English
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
October 24, 2006, Nan A. Talese
in English
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
2006, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
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Love and Louis XIV: the women in the life of the Sun King
2006, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
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Love and Louis XIV

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Work Description

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description.

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Library of Congress DC129 .F73 2006
Dewey 944.033092

Love and Louis XIV

the women in the life of the Sun King

This edition was published in by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-355) and index.

Genre
Biography.
Other Titles
Love and Louis the Fourteenth

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
944.033092
Library of Congress
DC129 .F73 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxviii, 388 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of pages
388

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22737215M
ISBN 10
0297829971
ISBN 13
9780297829973
Library Thing
1480678
Goodreads
334173

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